A Loudon man and Smyrna, Ga., woman were arrested on drug charges Sunday in Lenoir City.

Lenoir City Police Officer Shannon Runyan was dispatched to a business on U.S. Highway 321 after a woman called from a store claiming she had been kidnapped by a man and woman in a vehicle with butterfly doors. The woman claimed the pair had “dope” in the vehicle, Runyan wrote in a report.

When Runyan arrived at the business, a man with no identification was standing next to the described vehicle. He told Runyan his name was Richard Houle, which came back with no results after being checked through dispatch in Tennessee and several other states.

Cody Fritts, 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force agent, arrived and identified the man as Franklin Harrison Major, 38. The female was identified as Katherine Dianne Finn, 40. Major had active warrants in Smyrna, Ga., according to a report.

Major did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance, and the vehicle was not properly registered. The vehicle was then inventoried for towing. Law enforcement found 11.23 grams of methamphetamine in the trunk of the car with a glass smoking pipe, Runyan wrote in a report.

Major was charged with criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture, sale, delivery or resale of Schedule II substance and held without bond.

Finn was charged with manufacture, sale, delivery or resale of a Schedule I substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held without bond.

Bad car tags lead to drug charges

A man and woman are facing drug charges after being pulled over Aug. 12 for faulty automobile tags.

Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Jenkins conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Fusion on Interstate 75 due to the registration number and expiration date being unreadable.

Jenkins talked with the driver, John Lewis Davis, 27, who said the tags were damaged from rainfall. He promised to “get a new one tomorrow,” Jenkins wrote in a report.

Jenkins asked Davis if there was anything illegal in the car. Davis said there was a set of scales and rolling papers used for marijuana but no narcotics. The passenger and owner of the car, Peggy Sue Wilson, 50, Tellico Plains, told Jenkins there should be nothing illegal in the car but admitted she may have some warrants active in Monroe County, Jenkins wrote in a report.

After searching the vehicle, Jenkins found a soda can in the center console with a clear plastic baggy inside containing 0.3 grams of meth. Next to the can was a Styrofoam cup with a needle. Davis and Wilson claimed the meth wasn’t theirs, but Wilson did claim ownership of the can, according to a report.

Davis was charged with violation of probation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, tampering/fabricating with evidence and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $19,000 bond.

Wilson was charged with tampering/fabricating with evidence, simple possession/casual exchange and assisting other agency and held on $15,000 bond.

Aug. 10

• Katie Webb Gunther, 29, Loudon, was charged with violation of order of protection and released on $1,000 bond.

Aug. 11

• Brittany Aaron Irick, 34, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment and released on $4,000 bond.

• Bill Ray Majority, 60, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.

• Natasha Nicole Manis, 32, Loudon, was charged with two counts of failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.

• Robyn Michelle Roberts, 38, Friendsville, was charged with domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture, sale, delivery or resale of a Schedule II substance and manufacture, sale, delivery or resale of a Schedule I substance and released on $37,000 bond.

• Tonya Ann Ross, 33, Madisonville, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.

• Christian Hunter Thomas, 21, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, sale or possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $3,500 bond.

Aug. 12

• Mark Henry Goedeke, 57, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

• Kimberly Rena Higginbotham, 29, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.

• Terry Dustin King, 32, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $2,500 bond.

• Dennis Benton McCurry, 57, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

• Marvin Ray Murrell, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,500 bond.

Aug. 13

• James Timothy Cooper, 59, homeless, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.

• James Gary Norman, 44, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $7,500 bond.

• Isidro Velasquez Herrera, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond.

Aug. 14

• Tonya Michelle Amburn, 43, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,500 bond.

• Jose Jayme Cortes, 21, Loudon, was charged with contempt of court and released on $2,157 bond.

• Akeelya Lydia Harris, 42, homeless, was charged with disorderly conduct and held on $1,000 bond.

• Keith Lynn Kelley, 52, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and released on $25,000 bond.

• Jonathan Patrick Smith, 19, Hartsville, was charged with two counts of failure to appear and held on $20,000 bond.

• Patrick Wayne Taulbee, 74, Loudon, was charged with vandalism and released on $1,000 bond.

Aug. 15

• Timothy Eugene Crawley, 49, Loudon, was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and theft and released on $25,000 bond.

• Randy Scott Eubanks, 53, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a Schedule II substance, driving on a revoked/suspended license, possession of a Schedule IV substance, possession of a Schedule II substance, contraband in a penal institute, possession of a Schedule VI substance and violation of probation and held without bond.

• Juan Manuel Flores, 25, Louisville, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $5,000 bond.

• Jesus Servando Hernandez, 24, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

• Katrina Camille Lyles, 30, Maryville, was charged with violation of probation and held on $1,000 bond.

• William Fredrick Mudd, 42, Greenback, was charged with two counts of capias-criminal court and capias-general sessions and held on $36,000 bond.

• Dana Eugene Roche, 53, Loudon, was charged with possession of a weapon as a previously convicted felon and vandalism and released on $7,500 bond.

• Josef Keith Smith, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation, failure to appear and theft under $1,000 and held on $3,000 bond.

• Claiborne James White, 28, Loudon, was charged with illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of property and held on $1,000 bond.

• Michelle Nicole Wilkerson, 36, Alcoa, was charged with criminal trespass, simple possession/casual exchange and domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $3,000 bond.

Aug. 16

• Maria Ann Button, 33, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and held on $2,000 bond.

• Daniel Keith Carver, 39, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and was released on $2,000 bond.

• Dewey Jason Cruey, 49, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.

• Vanessa Jade Fritts, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence and held without bond.